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Nine Foot Nine – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Alex Wood Reviewer: Clare Howdon Sleepless Theatre’s new offering Nine Foot Nine centres around couple Cara and Nate, who are about to have a baby. However, their imminent arrival is quite literally overshadowed when women begin to grow to unprecedented heights (hence the play’s title). As this freak occurrence becomes more and more prevalent, these women are referred to ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Michelle Yim on An Evening with Miss Wong

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Michelle Yim on An Evening with Miss Wong. The tragic and wonderful life of Hollywood's first Chinese-American movie star - Anna May Wong. A play with songs. What other show shouldn’t ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Gratiano

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Gratiano. We never thought we'd play the villain in our lives. Gratiano recounts his part in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, now set in Mussolini's Italy, and explores how politicians can ...

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Choir of Man – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

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Reviewer:  R .G. Balgray Funny how a good plan can come together. Take a sentimental feeling of nostalgia for the disappearing traditional pub (the “sticky floor”, all guys together kind of tradition); add the current fashion for community choirs all singing together in different styles, then stir in the persisting survival of the variety act – this will let you ...

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Mies Julie – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

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Writer: Yael Farber (after August Strindberg) Director: Yael Farber Reviewer: Deborah Klayman A smash hit in 2012, Mies Julie returns to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the Baxter Theatre Season. Based on August Strindberg’s classic play with its strong themes of gender and class, this version is transported to post-Apartheid South Africa; superbly adapted, modernised and staged ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with My Leonard Cohen

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It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Next up it's My Leonard Cohen. In one sentence tell us about your show. My Leonard Cohen offers arresting and imaginative arrangements of the late, legendary Leonard Cohen’s most-loved music. What made you decide to come back to the Fringe this year? Stewart D’Arrietta ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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Owen Jones – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts As part of their lunchtime talks series, political commentator and journalist Owen Jones spoke in front of a passionate and sold out crowd about the future of politics and the new found hope that is currently sweeping the nation Jones isn't going to apologise for being a Corbynite and everything the current Labour leadership candidate stands for. ...

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